White Noise Video on YouTube Hit By Five Copyright Claims
Friday January 5, 2018. 05:44 PM , from Slashdot
Chris Baraniuk, reporting for BBC: A musician who made a 10-hour long video of continuous white noise -- indistinct electronic hissing -- has said five copyright infringement claims have been made against him. Sebastian Tomczak, who is based in Australia, said he made the video in 2015 and uploaded it to YouTube. The claimants accusing him of infringement include publishers of white noise intended for sleep therapy. 'I will be disputing these claims,' he told the BBC. In this case, those accusing Mr Tomczak are not demanding the video's removal, but instead the reward of any revenue made from advertising associated with it. Without the claims, Mr Tomczak would receive such revenue himself. 'I am intrigued and perplexed that YouTube's automated content ID system will pattern-match white noise with multiple claims,' he said.
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